My chicks are scared of grass!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Reurra, May 19, 2012.

  1. Reurra

    Reurra Crowing

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    So i read about bringing in some grass clumps this morning. Well I went out and got a few blades of gras and broke them up into 1/2 in pieces and gave them to the chicks. My largest one did a trilling scream which I take as a warning and they all ran away. [​IMG] Now they wont go near the grass. I left it in there for them, maybe they will get used to it lol.
     
  2. Everything is a learning experience for them. Their instincts give them a "grid" or matrix through which to filter, but learning is all new to them.
     
  3. Mott44

    Mott44 In the Brooder

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    They will figue it out and love it.
     
  4. My pullets are being raised with a pair of ducks...and if the ducks won't eat what I offer then the pullets definately won't try it. They are now 6 weeks, and the pullets have started watching the dog, and they have begun stealing food from the dog. They are almost like sheep when they see something that is new to them, all it takes is one of them to try it and then they all will try it.

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  5. Reurra

    Reurra Crowing

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    I turned my back and started working on the computer, when i turned back to them the grass was all but gone. I think they got the idea that its food! I wonder though if they will be scared of meal worms!! [​IMG]
     

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